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10 Foods That Quicken the Aging Process

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We all know that you are what you eat. Well, that applies to your insides (i.e., the efficiency of your digestive system, organs, mental prowess, and energy) as well as your outward appearance (i.e., your weight, visual age, and the condition of your skin).

When it comes down to it, we are what we eat, and it shows directly on our skin. For instance, if your diet it poor, you smoke, and consume a lot of caffeine or alcohol, you will appear older than your actual age. That’s why we’ve decided to out the worst foods for your skin. We’re not saying to cut them out completely, but if you reserve them only for special occasions, your skin will thank you.

Here are the ten foods that quicken the aging process…

1. Nitrates

Nitrates are a color and food preservative that hides in processed meats—like deli ham, bacon, sausage, and hot dogs. Unfortunately, while nitrites prevent salmonella and bacteria from residing in cured meats, they also form nitrosamines, cancer-causing chemicals, if you consume too many. That’s why it’s important to stay away from processed meat or buy organic whenever you have the option.

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